1 dead and 1 injured in ATV accident in Chilton County


23chiltoncountyA Jemison man was killed and another injured in an ATV accident in Chilton County.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the crash involving an all-terrain vehicle occurred around 4:17 p.m. Monday on Chilton County 135 near Chilton County 1038, two miles north of Jemison.

According to police, 19-year-old Shawn Smith was fatally injured when his all-terrain vehicle left the road, struck an embankment and rolled over. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 16-year-old youth riding on the ATV was injured and taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The ALEA Highway Patrol Division is investigating the accident.